Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
We have collected a few of the questions that we hear most often from our new clients. These frequently asked questions (FAQ) are intended to give you the information you are looking for to take that next step, and contact us. You also may want to take the time to browse the photo galleries on the project page that most closely matches the project you desire.
I want iron railings for my staircase. Where do I start?
- What design style is your home (contemporary, traditional, classic, beach, etc.)?
- How much room does the stair take? Design considerations are impacted heavily by this. For example, a smaller room lends better to iron railings designed with straight lines whereas a large room allows for more elaborate design such as scroll work and a lot of movement in the rail.
- What is my budget? A simple iron rail will be less money, scroll work/more movement will be more money.
- Where can I find examples examples of possible designs? As you are searching Classic Iron Decor’s website, don’t limit yourself to a specific application. There may be designs in another application that appeal to you (i.e. you are looking for an interior rail – you find something in trellises and arbors that you think would look great in your home). We can easily capture a design and apply it to your rail. If you can’t find a design you are crazy about, search home design magazines, and the internet. Classic Iron Decor is happy to assist you in your search and selection process for “just the right design”.
Once you have an idea, Classic Iron Decor will come out and measure your rail, staircase, and see the job. After evaluating the scope of the work, we will give you an estimate. Once approved, the your project will be designed by our specialists using our Computer Aided Design (CAD) system.
What is the Standard Florida Building Code as it relates to railings?
- Residential railing, exterior and interior… 36″ tall;
- Commercial railing, exterior and interior… 42″ tall;
- Interior stair railing for residential dwelling… 34″-38″ off the nose of the tread.
Interior stair railing for commercial space… 42″ off the nose of the tread and the rail must have a handicap grab-bar at the 36″ point off the nose of the tread.